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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - August 12, 2017: White nationalists and counter protesters clash in during a rally that turned violent.

New study shows ‘alt-right’ views linked to infrequent church attendance and divorce

Aug 9, 2018

By Ed Condon

Newly released data shows that those Americans who only occasionally go to church services are more likely to hold so-called... Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King giving his 'I Have a Dream' speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Public Domain.

MLK’s example means no sitting on the sidelines, Catholic bishops say

Apr 4, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Bells will ring out in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of... Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his I Have a Dream speech during the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Public Domain.

Cardinal: Fight racism with love to honor MLK's legacy

Jan 11, 2018

Americans must recommit to the fight against racism through love and faith, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference... Read more

Arlington priest pays restitution for burning KKK cross in family's lawn

Dec 11, 2017

An Arlington priest who was formerly a KKK member has written an apology letter and paid restitution to a family... Read more

US bishops: Fighting racism is a long-term battle – but a critical one

Nov 13, 2017

Dialogue to foster conversion of hearts is the goal of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, said the... Read more

Cardinal Wuerl: We must address the challenge of racism

Nov 1, 2017

In a new pastoral letter on racism, the Archbishop of Washington has encouraged Catholics to recognize the dignity of every... Read more

Here's how the Church in Baltimore is taking concrete steps to fight racism

Sep 30, 2017

As racial tensions continue across the United States, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore announced a statewide task force to combat... Read more

Bishop Edward Braxton. Courtesy of The Catholic University of America Communications Office.

How do we heal racial tensions? Start by admitting errors, US bishop says

Sep 25, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

To address the longstanding racial divide within the United States – and within the Catholic Church in the country –... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory. Photo

Hate speech is vocal pornography, says Archbishop Gregory

Aug 24, 2017

The Archbishop of Atlanta said this week that racism must be solved through encounter, and stressed that ignorance is the... Read more

UVA candle light vigil for Charlottesville.

The rise of the 'alt-right' – how should the Church respond?

Aug 24, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

People are probably familiar with white supremacist groups like neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan – both of which made... Read more

US bishops create Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

Aug 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

In the wake of the recent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, the U.S. bishops have announced that they are establishing... Read more

A brief history of the Catholic Church's fight against racism

Aug 23, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

Catholic bishops from around the country recently condemned the white nationalism at rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Read more

Priest collar.

Arlington priest reveals former KKK membership, takes voluntary leave of absence

Aug 22, 2017

An Arlington priest revealed Monday that he was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan before converting while in... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

In wake of violence, archbishop urges Catholics to foster racial peace

Aug 22, 2017

Responding to violence caused by the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Archbishop of Los Angeles said the message... Read more

Lit candle at the memorial for Orlando at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rome.

Bishops across US condemn racism after white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

Aug 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With deadly violence following a rally of white supremacists this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., bishops throughout the nation denounced... Read more

Human shields outside of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Portland, Oregon.

Portland responds with love after Latino Catholics harassed during Mass

Feb 9, 2017

A week after Hispanic Catholics experienced racial harassment and taunts from a group of men during a Spanish Mass, the... Read more

How the Catholic Church needs to fight racism

Sep 13, 2016

By Matt Hadro

If it hopes to bring peace to racial tensions in the U.S., the Catholic Church must be more present in... Read more

A man talks to police in riot gear as they wait in an alley after a second night of clashes between protestors and police August 15, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Racism, poverty, education – a closer look at the tensions in Milwaukee

Aug 17, 2016

After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first... Read more

Racial tensions spark day of prayer, peace task force with US bishops

Jul 23, 2016

After several shootings and increased racial tensions around the country, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops... Read more

Members of Congress hold a prayer circle for Charleston shooting victims outside the White House, June 18, 2015.

After mass shooting horror, S.C. Catholics mourn with Charleston church

Jun 18, 2015

A mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C. drew prayers and sympathy from the state’s Catholics, aghast... Read more